Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pumpkin Pie

This recipe is soooooo delicious... I don't usually like pumpkin pie, but this is so yummy... I got the recipe from Hajira! :)

1 (15 oz) can of pure pumpkin puree (NOT the pumpkin for pumpkin pie)
1(14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix the pumpkin, milk, egg YOLKS (hold onto the whites), and spices
and salt together. Whip the egg whites until they start to form soft
peaks, or at the very least begin to become very foamy - the more you
beat them, the fluffier it'll be. Fold the egg whites into the
pumpkin mixture.

Pour it into a pie shell (I usually make it w/ graham crackers and
butter or use a store bought graham cracker crust)- get the bigger size shell not the small one.

Bake for about 15 minutes at 425. During this time, make the topping:

2 tblspn all purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tblspns unsalted butter (cut into small pieces)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Mix the flour, sugar, cinnamon together and then add the small pieces
of butter and crumble it into the mixture w/ a fork or pastry
blender, or whatever you want. Then add the walnuts.

After those 15 minutes are up, take the pie out of the oven, and
reduce the temperature to 350 degrees (otherwise, the topping will
get a gross burned taste - trust me!) Sprinkle the topping all over
the pie evenly, and put it back in the oven and bake it for about 45
mins or so, or until you feel it's set... NOTE: the pie will be puffed up when you take out of the oven, don't worry it's normal just sprinkle the topping confidently hehe

Side note: In the pumpkin mixture, I said to add cinnamon, ginger,
nutmeg, etc... you can always get one of those little pumpkin pie
spice containers, they have cloves and some other things in it as
well. I usually add a little pinch of it just for a little extra
something. If you decide to use the pumpkin pie spice instead of the
ones I said to use, add some extra cinnamon separately, because they
add it to the spice, but it's not enough compared to the rest of the


Zareen said...

What does it mean to "fold" the beaten egg whites?

Dana said...

it's basically mixing without over-mixing :)

You can use a silicone spatula and take the mixture from the edge of the bowl and kinda fold it into the mixture...

Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

OH MY.. Pumpkin Pie with condensed milk! This must be heaven. :)

I must try this, insha'Allah. I enjoy pumpkin pie with out it, so I can't even imagine it with!

Jazak'Allah for sharing.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana